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MTB Wheel stuck / stiff

I've a 15mm thru axle in a DT Swiss wheel and the wheel doesn't spin. I've loosened the brake calliper - to eliminate them rubbing - I've also greased the thru-axle but the wheel doesn't spin.
If I loosen the lever then the wheel only seems to be when it is fully tightened.
Bearings were serviced in the last month too....
Any ideas?


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,868
    Sounds like you might be overtightening the through axle and pinching the bearings possibly
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • It's literally the least amount of resistance on the lever to get it tightened. Wheel stops spinning right away
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,719
    You haven't lost an end cap, have you?
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,868
    Given that the wheel was rebuilt recently I would be revisiting that and double checking.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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